|Day 0:||Seven Seas Best Western to Pacific Ocean (and back)|
|I arrived today (Saturday). It's a short hop from Tucson to San Diego by Southwest Airlines. My bike had already gone out a couple of days earlier.|
|Susan Notorangelo passed through Tucson on her way to San Diego on Thursday and she kindly offered to take my bike in her trailer.|
|As a result, I had only the official PacTour duffel bag (weighing 43lbs) plus a case for the laptop and electronics for me. Made for a stress-free arrival at the airport.|
My obligatory Pacific ocean shot:
Equipment? The stats and mapping are made possible by the cockpit (SRM PC V controller and Garmin Vista Cx - loaded with US street mapping):
The PacTour operation is impressively large and slick. An image of the trailers and of Lon Haldeman at the riders' meeting:
Tomorrow, we begin with what should become a familiar routine of getting up at 5am, breakfast at 5:30am, riding at 6:00am sharp. 126 miles to El Centro CA.